Newsie McNewsfest

So I finally got round to updating my sadly neglected news page. I hadn’t updated it since July. Oh the shame of it, Internets, the shame. So, in an effort to be a little bit more on top of things, here’s the news for January. PS. You have to imagine me reading this aloud to you in a newscastery sort of voice. First international exhibition One of my pin sculptures, Quiver, will be at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor during January. Kirsty Hall: Quiver, Jan 2009 This is my first international exhibition, so I was thrilled to be…

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Understanding Creative Commons

For the last few years, I’ve been taking photographs of house numbers and I’ve just released these photos under a Creative Commons license. So if you have a need for some images of beautiful numbers, please check them out. Kirsty Hall, No. 7, Jan 2011 Giesela Birgit over on my Facebook group asked me how Creative Commons works. I realised that other people might be confused about it, so here’s a quick explanation. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a way of licensing your creative work in a more adaptable way than traditional copyright. It replaces ‘all rights reserved’…

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Resolutions suck

I don’t do resolutions. I think they suck. If resolutions work for you, that’s cool. But it is my deeply held belief that January is long and depressing enough without making yourself feel like a failure halfway through because you thought you ‘ought’ to do something about your weight/finances/fitness/work-life balance or whatever damn thing you’re feeling guilty about. Goals are good when they’re clear, measurable and achievable. Resolutions, on the other hand, smack of wishful thinking. A resolution is a cop-out. Oh, you ‘resolve’ to do something. Not actually a decision though, is it. Resolution is a kinda-sorta-wanna word. And…

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Introducing 365 Jars

Despite still being down with what appears to be Swine Flu, I managed to get out of the house today to start a new year-long art project. Kirsty Hall: Jar No. 1, decaying roses, Jan 2011 365 Jars is a daily walking project. Every day during 2011, I will be taking a walk to release an art jar into the wild. People will be able to collect the jars and register that they’ve found them on the website, it will be interesting to see if anyone does. For those of you who don’t live in Bristol (or anywhere I happen…

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